Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China

Wetland, forest and ocean are global three ecology system and they are spread all over the world. Wetland Ecology System has plenty of animals and plants, and many wetlands are listed as natural reserve.

Top 1 Zoige Wetland

Zoige Wetland is China’s biggest peat swamp area, it is the international wetlands praised “the world’s largest, the most primitive, the best plateau wetland hadn't been destroyed by people” by experts. Zoige wetland on the administrative jurisdiction Zoige county, Hongyuan county of Sichuan province and Luqu county, Maqu county and other places in Gansu province.
 
Beautiful and magic Zoige wetland is located in the upstream of the Yellow River in eastern Qinghai-Tibet plateau, known as the "kidney of the earth. The watershed between the Yangtze and Yellow rivers here is divided into two parts--the famous “first bend of the Yellow River” is here. With rich water and beautiful grass, Zoige wetland contains about 1 million hectares of peat bogs, carex swamps, lakes and wet grass, is national level of protection area of wild animals--the black-necked crane's main breeding habitat, and is listed as international important wetland.
Zoige Wetland

Top 2 Bayanbulak Wetland

Bayanbulak Wetland located in the northwest of Hejing, south of Tianshan Mountain, formed by two high mountains basin of the big Zhuletusi and small Zhuletusi and mountain hilly pasture. Here snowy mountains encircle each other with terrain ups and downs, aquatic plants beautiful are attractive scenery. The famous “swan lake” China’s only swan nature reserve is located here, the swan dance against the background of snow mountain flower, just like the fairy tale world. Bayanbulak in Mongolian means for “fertile spring” where is located in the central Tianshan mountains intermountain basin, surrounding are the snowy mountains, is one of the most important animal husbandry base in Xinjiang.
 
Bayanbulak prairie is a verdant mountains basin surrounding by Tianshan and there are dense virgin forest, grassland, blooming flowers and cool and refreshing mountain spring lake. On the eastern of Bayanbulak prairie is called small Youerdusi basin, in the west is called big Youerdusi basin, flat prairie, the abundant rain and snow, surrounded by mountain at an altitude of 3000 meters, and snow on the top of the mountain is ice crystal all year around. Years of snow and ice dissolving parts of water, rainfall and groundwater, have formed a lot of marsh grass and lakes, provides very superior breeding habitat conditions for swans and other birds. 
Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Bayanbulak Wetland

Top 3 Sanjing Plain

Sanjiang nature reserve, located in interchange between Heilongjiang and Ussuri River, is the ecosystem which is less interfere by human in the eastern end of the Sanjiang Plain, is the world's rare freshwater marshes. Sanjing Plain constitute by Heilongjiang, Songhua River and the Ussuri River, Three River Plain Wetland belongs to low alluvial plain swamp wetland, interweaves according to the ups and downs terrain, constitute a rich and colorful wetland landscape, is the typical representative of the northern marshes, is also one of the world’s rare light marshes. The wetland rewarded the third of “China’s most beautiful six wetlands” in the activity of “beauty China” by Chinese National Geography magazine.
 
In the Sanjiang wetland reserve, geese and ducks and Yuanyang flock are frolicking in the sea; Red-crowned cranes, golden eagles, fighting against the sky; Red deer, roe deer running on the grass for food;, large lobules added vigor and vitality for the wetland.
 Sanjing Plain

Top 4 Yellow River Delta Wetland

The Yellow River Delta Wetland is the one of the few estuary wetland ecosystems in the world, located in the northeastern coast of the Bohai Sea in Shandong province. The Yellow River Delta wetland has rich type, various types of landscape, and generally can be divided into two categories of natural wetland and artificial wetland. Summer, is the Yellow River flourishing water period, the Yellow River estuary in Dongying city of Shandong province presents a magnificent spectacle. If lucky enough to take flight in the air watching to the Yellow River flow into the sea, it is a lifelong memorable imposing scene as comparable to those of any other wonders of the world, which can satisfy all of your imagination about the river and the sea.
 
Ancient Yellow River with its water feeds living things on yellow land at the same time, also use its sand make another miracle--new silt ground. According to incomplete statistics, the number of birds inhabit here all the year round has more than 4 million, and here is almost a “the kingdom” of bird.Yellow River Delta Wetland

Top 5 Zhalong Wetland

Zhalong Wetland is located in the west of Songnen plain in Heilongjiang province Wuyuer River downstream, there is no obvious river, and connects to reed pond, and then flow into the Longhu Bubble, Lianhuan Lake, Nanshan Lake, finally disappear from Dumeng grassland. Zhalong Nature Reserve is China’s famous precious waterfowl protective area, located 30 km southeast of the city, with a total area of two hundred and ten thousand hectares. Due to low-lying terrain, river overflow to irrigate water reed, lake dotted with bubble, here is a natural paradise suitable for waterfowl birds breeding.

 
Zhalong Nature Reserve is mainly is to protect the wetland and a national protect red-crowned cranes and other wild animals. Across two area four counties, the wetland is Wuyue River downstream, the river overflow and become a large permanent weak alkaline freshwater marsh, made up of many small shallow lakes and vast meadow and grassland.
Zhalong Wetland

Top 6 Liaohe Delta Wetland

Located in the Bohai bay, Liaohe Delta Wetland is one of the largest reed coastal wetland area in China, is also the world’s second largest reed origin. Wetland has bio-productivity, purifying water, regulating climate, preventing saltwater intrusion into land and other functions, and biological resources is extremely rich, where is the good breeding places for red-crowned cranes and larus saundersi rare waterfowl. Liaohe Delta area of nearly 600000 hectares, spans the Panjin and Yingkou city of Liaoning province, established the Shuangtai river nature reserve. Here is an important habitats and post in bird migration route to East Asia and Australia.
 
In the Liaohe Delta, there are 699 kinds of wild animals, because the wetland is an important destination and post in bird migration route to East Asia and Australia for waterfowl, in the 236 bird species in the area, waterfowl species are hundreds of millions.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Liaohe Wetland

Top7 Erguna Wetland

Erguna Wetland lies at the northwest side of the Greater Khingan Mountains and the eastern bank of Erguna River in Northeast China's Heilongjiang province. It covers an area of about 126,000 hectares. This wetland is the best preserved, largest with the most species-rich natural resources wetland area in Hulun Buir City, as well as in the country. And it is known as the No.1 wetland in Asia.

Erguna Wetland contains a wide range of alluvial plains, which forms a delta located in Root River, Argun, DEERBUGAN River and Ha Wuer River Interchange. It is not only able to enjoy birch, ornamental shrubs forest, but also enjoy all the outside in addition to the original forest scenic beauty.

How to get there: You may take a bus from Hailaer to Labulin Town in Erguna. The bus departs every 40 minutes from 7:30am to 5:30pm in a day and takes about 2 hours for one-way journey. Upon your arrival in Labulin Town, you need to take a taxi to the Erguna Wetland Scenic Area, about 3km, not very far.
 Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Erguna Wetland

Top 8 Xixi Wetland Park

Xixi Wetland Park is located in western part of Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province. It is only 6 km away from Hangzhou downtown, and 5km away from West Lake. The wetland is well-known in Hangzhou together with West Lake and Xiling, and listed as a national 5A tourist site. The park has an eight kilometer ring road along the water, which takes three hours to walk round. Covering a total of 1,150 hectares (2,800 acres), the park is densely crisscrossed with six main watercourses, among which scatter various ponds, lakes and swamps. Slowly playing the waters and gazing at gorgeous views while enjoying lunch or an early dinner aboard a boat is a quintessential Xixi National Wetland Park activity.

How to get there: the transport to the park is quite convenient, for it is not far from downtown Hangzhou. There is no express line from the railway station to the park, so the best way to the park is by taxi. The ride by cab takes around 45 minutes and costs about RMB60.
 Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Xixi Wetland Park

Top 9 Mangrove Nature Reserve

Mangrove Nature Reserve is located in the bank of Shenzhen Bay, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong province in the south of China. Established in 1984, the reserve is close to Ramsar Site of International Importance, Hong Kong Mai Po nature reserve. It is regarded as the smallest national level nature reserve in China, and is the only nature reserve in an urban center in all of China. Renting a bike or dingo some bird watching or just spend time on the boardwalk admiring the vistas of the city is the best way to enjoy a leisure day here.

How to get there: One can take J1, 76, 80, K113, 229 or 231 to get to the nature reserve.
Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Mangrove Nature Reserve

Top 10 Xinghu Wetland Park

Xinghu Wetland Park is sited 4 km away from Zhaoqing, Guangdong province in south of China. The park is the nation's first nature reserve and one of the world's natural life preservation areas. There are 45 red-crown cranes in the park, making it the biggest home to the species in southern China. It is a part of the migration route for many water birds. It is also home to around 100,000 birds of nearly 200 species. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery, animals, islands and reed groves from bird-watching pavilions or boat restaurants.

How to get there: Buses depart for Zhaoqing City at most of cities’ bus stations. Upon arrival in Zhaoqing, you may take a taxi to get there. 
Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands in China-Xinghu Wetland Park
The top 10 most beautiful wetlands in China have their own sceneries. Since these wetlands are nature reservation, the locations will be a little far way from city. If you are a tourist who wants to close to nature, don’t miss these wonderful spots.

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